The Chief Johnson Totem Pole

The Chief Johnson Totem Pole, first carved in 1902, recarved by Israel Shotridge in 1989, Ketchikan, Alaska, a Seeing America video. Gunalchéesh (thank you) to Richard Jackson, clan leader of the Taantʼa kwáan Teikwedí Tlingit, for permitting us to share his clanʼs story.

Explore the diverse history of the United States through its art. Seeing America is funded by the Terra Foundation for American Art and the Alice L. Walton Foundation.